Start your PADI IDC online

Start your PADI IDC online

Start your PADI IDC online with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. Yes, we know, we are on Malapascua in the Philippines. However, you can start your PADI IDC online at the comfort zone of your own home.

Currently this options is available until 1st June. After that date, PADI will re-assess the situation.

Firstly, it includes 16 online presentations. Secondly, all theory exams. Thirdly, you get to present one knowledge development presentation. Last but not least, the General Standards exam is included.

Once the current Covid19 situation has improved, you can come and see us in real person. All confined- and open water presentations are conducted during the live PADI IDC. Including the water parts and in the classroom. Plus required and lots of additional workshops that are added. If you join us for your live PADI IDC, you receive another 5% off of your IDC course fee.

Start your PADI IDC online

Start your PADI IDC online
What do you need for your IDC online?

Firstly the digital IDC crew pack. Price tbc. Secondly, once you continue with the live part of your IDC, a physical crew pack is still required. This consists of some slates. Your choice if you like to have a PADI back pack included in this physical crew pack. Thirdly, the EFR Instructor course.

What is the price of the IDC online?

For starters, the online PADI IDC is 65% of the course fee. Currently as a special offer, for 50,000.-PHP.  65% is 29,250.-PHP.

The live part of the IDC is 35% of 45,000.-PHP. This is 15,750.-PHP. You receive an additional 5% discount over the IDC fee if you join us for your live PADI IDC section.

The EFR Instructor course is 15,000.-PHP.

You will need the required PADI materials and PADI application fees.

What else do we include?

During the live PADI IDC section and PADI IE, we offer the following;

Firstly, free accommodation in our dorm room. Secondly, free breakfast at our restaurant. Thirdly, our internship after you successfully complete your PADI IE.

Find our PADI IDC schedule for the remainder of the year here.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda

Here we are with a PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda on Malapascua in the Philippines. One more participant of the November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. As always in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

Firstly, Lucinda is a ball of emotions. Some drama but also some fun! Secondly, once she got it, she’s on top of it. Her enthusiasm has no limits.

Certainly the IDC is challenging at times. As Lucinda can confirm. However, if you stay at it and follow the system, you will persevere. Most certainly Lucinda is a living sample of that! After work stints in the Philippines and Thailand, she’s currently in Malaysia. Right on girl!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucinda

Lucinda after she successfully passed her PADI IE on Malapascua. Together with PADI examiner Sophia.

Let’s see what Lucinda has to say about her IDC experience on Malapascua;

I did my IDC with Camille in Malapascua, Philippines at the end of November 2019.
As well as being a great teacher and barer of knowledge he is also a great laugh! Occasional days with information overload and endless presentations were made to be fun and educational engaging all 5 of us candidates and creating unforgettable bonds and memories within the group. Every question we fired at Camille he answered in great detail for us all to understand. Even during the IE he came to support us and calm any nerves or apprehensions we may have had prior to the big 2 days with the examiners!
I am very pleased to completed the course alongside all of my fellow candidates and with Camille our mentor for the duration. I cannot thank you enough for helping me open the gateway and educating me into my new career path!

Thanks for that. As always, it’s much appreciated for taking the time out to write this. Carry on and enjoy your life as PADI open water scuba instructor. It was a pleasure having you around.

If you want to change your life and become a PAD Instructor, check our out PADI IDC schedule here.

Firstly we have an IDC starting 22nd May. Secondly, this is followed by 27th July.

Don’t hesitate to ask for more detailed information.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie

PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie

PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie

We continue with another PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie. She also participated in the November 2019 PADI IDC. This PADI IDC I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. Right here on Malapascua.

Firstly, Jackie came very well prepared! Secondly, that made my life very easy! Thirdly, she’s a great person and has a great personality. Most importantly, she has a good sense of humor and can handle a joke or two. No surprise here though, her Irish heritage prepared her well for that!

All this combined, made it a pleasure to have her as one of my students during this PADI IDC. As far as I know, she’s still on the island, working for one of the many dive centers on the island. They are most certainly lucky to have her under their wings.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie

PADI IDC Testimonial by Jackie

Jackie with  PADI examiner Sophia, after she successfully passed her PADI IE.

No need to wait any longer, here’s what Jackie had to say;

The IDC with Camille was everything I thought it would be and more. There was a lot of laughter and good atmosphere, but also serious time when going through the important stuff. We worked hard, studied hard, had homework every night, and I wouldn’t change a thing. We went over and over the things that we struggled on or that were really important, and

Camille has the patience of a saint.

I think I asked him three thousand questions a day, sometimes the same question in a different way, but he never batted an eyelid, just gave a good answer and reassured us that we could do it. He gave us all confidence going forward and I know that I will always appreciate the good course I received. I have a feeling I will be emailing questions in the future, because Camille is more than just a brilliant course director, he is also a mentor, and a good friend. I have never laughed so much in my life, and of course we all passed 🙂

Thanks Jackie, always appreciate if someone takes out the time to write a testimonial!

Don’t wait any longer. Be like Jackie, change your life and become a PADI open water scuba instructor.

Our next PADI starts 23rd March. Contact me for more detailed information. Here’s our current PADI IDC schedule.

See you soon.

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua

Our next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua. Right here at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

Have you ever thought of leaving your office behind? Do you love working under pressure? It’s most certainly time to dive over the edge and dive in all the way!
Change your life and become a PADI Instructor.

Firstly, our IDC programs a very experienced PADI Course Director. Secondly, we give you lots of personal attention. Thirdly, we offer free accommodation and breakfast during the IDC and the PADI IE. On top of that we also offer you an internship to gain experience

After successfully completing your PADI IDC and PADI IE, we offer you an internship.
1 – Assist our instructors during the courses they teach and gain real life experience.
2 – Up to 2 months free shared accommodation at our air conditioned dorm room.
3 – Free breakfast in our restaurant during the IDC, PADI IE, MSDT Prep and internship for up to 2 months.

Certainly reasons to join our PADI IDC programs. Have a look at our testimonials to see what former students have to say.

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 23rd March 2020 on Malapascua

What else do we offer? First of all a competitive IDC price. Secondly, a big pool at our resort. Feel free to use the pool and practice your skills! Thirdly, free diving before and after your PADI IDC. Last but not least, a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the IDC and get ready for the PADI IE.

What are you waiting for? Choosing the right school for your Instructor Training and internship is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the Dive Industry.

Once you complete our PADI IDC program with our experienced PADI Course Director, you will be ready for real world teaching.

Don’t hesitate to ask for more detailed information on our PADI IDC programs.

Our next PADI IDC programs start 22nd May and 27th July. Check our PADI IDC schedule here.

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

With the November IDC and December PADI IE in the bag, it is time to look at Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019. This all happens at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort‘. As you know, right here on Malapascua in the Philippines.

Firstly, all six candidates participated in the Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor specialties. Secondly, we continued with Ruben and Jackie for their MSDT prep course. This means 5 instructor level specialties per person. Thirdly, Will also joined us for his self-reliant specialty training. Let’s go diving!

Thresher shark at Monad Shoal December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

One of the thresher sharks that joined us during the deep dive instructor specialty training.  Certainly Monad Shoal is delivering once more.

Jackie opted for the Deep-, DUP-, Night-, Self-reliant and Adaptive techniques specialties. On the other hand, Ruben did the Search & Recovery and Drift specialties instead of Self-reliant and DUP. On top of this, Will joined us for the self-reliant training. Just for the record, DUP means Digital Underwater Photography.

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Will and Jackie during their self-reliant training

Over a couple of action packed days we managed to finish all training. High light was the days deep diving at Monad Shoal. We encountered various thresher sharks. Some came even close enough to get a nice picture of them.

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Ruben in full compass concentration mode during his Search & Recovery specialty training.

We’re almost a month on now, at the time of writing this blog. To sum up, all candidates have moved on or spread out. Balt is still working at Thresher Cove Resort. No surprise here, he’s the home boy! Ruben is asked to take up a position as instructor at Thresher Cove Resort. He happily took the offered position. Vito is travelling with his Mum. Lucinda is on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. Jackie is with Will working at another dive center on Malapascua. I’m very happy to see them all doing what they like! All the best to you!

Maybe time to change your life?

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Jackie and Ruben during the open water workshop for the adaptive techniques specialty.

We have six more PADI IDC programs coming up in 2020. Firstly, we kick off 6th February. Secondly, another IDC program starts 23rd March. Thirdly, how about 22nd May? Check out our IDC schedule.

Don’t hesitate to contact me and ask for more detailed information. I’m happy to provide this to you. Looking forward seeing you at your PADI IDC at Thresher Cove Resort!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

Here we go with a great PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito. The first testimonial of this year. Vito participated in the PADI IDC conducted during November 2019 on Malapascua in the Philippines. This IDC program I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

First of all, Vito is the person you want as a member of you staff. Despite being slightly chaotic, he has the best outlook on life. Always positive and always a smile. Secondly, he has a great personality. Thirdly, his enthusiasm knows almost no boundaries.

Certainly Vito is a great asset to anybody who will hire him. I will follow his career moves with great interest and can only wish him all the best. On the other hand, I’m also fairly certain that he will find his way around in our dive industry. I can’t wait to see and meet him again.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

Vito and PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully completing his PADI IE on Malapascua

Without further ado, let’s see what Vito has to say about his IDC on Malapascua;

You really find something about yourself and your passion, but, as I guess happens to everybody you struggle to make the right choices to make them become true, NOT THIS TIME!
I got recommended from the other side of the world to take a step forward into my IDC course and become a professional Padi Instructor recently after completing my DM training and, in a matter of seconds Mr Camille Lemmens was there to answer any questions and provide as much information as I needed. I was struggling for a week to make a decision but this day it only took me few hours to know that if I enrolled in his course I would become an Instructor in no time!

And here I am again,

2 years after my first diving experience as a PADI OWSI + Specialties and can’t be more proud of myself, the knowledge shared in Camilles’ course was simply fantastic and so well oriented to what we really need to know about the industry for fast progress! 10 day course and SO MANY LAUGHS you couldn’t imagine, everyone had their own nickname and we were so close to each other in little time + of course we all passed.

So just wanted to say thank you a trillion times and hope life will put us back together for more fun but specially to carry own learning and absorbing your experience. Thank you Sensei!!!!!

Thanks Vito, for taking the time to write this, Much appreciated Mr. Corleone!

If this testimonial by Vito inspires you to become an instructor, join us in our PADI IDC programs. Here at Thresher Cove Resort we have six more IDC programs scheduled for 2020.

First of all, we have a program starting 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by an IDC starting 23rd March. Check here to see our full 2020 IDC schedule.

Don’t hesitate to ask for more detailed information on our programs. You can start at any level. See you soon!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

Here we are with the PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony. First of all, it looks like this will be the last testimonial for the February PADI IDC.  Secondly, the PADI IDC programs on Malapascua I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’, Just in case that isn’t clear! Thirdly, more testimonials from the November IDC are bound to follow!

Certainly it is interesting to see Anthony’s confidence levels grow throughout this IDC program. At times his nervousness seems to be his biggest enemy! He did overcome this though. Superbly, actually, and managed to pass both the IDC program and the PADI IE with flying colors.

Above all, it’s interesting to see where his instructor career allowed him to work. Greece, Cambodia and currently Thailand are his stomping grounds.

On the other hand, it looks like I just will miss him and Karen when I start the next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta in January 2020. Very unfortunate indeed. I am looking forward seeing you again. One day, this will work out!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

Anthony with PADI Examiner Sophia HyeKyoung Jung after he successfully passed the PADI IE

Let’s get on with it and see what Anthony’s testimonial is about. It’s in French and here we go;

Aujourdhui, un peu plus de 3 mois après avoir passé mon IDC avec Camille, et suite à mes premières expèriences en tant qu’instructeur PADI, ici en Grèce, sur l’île de Rhodes , je me dois de partager mon ressenti et mon avis sur cette expérience.

Il y a de ça un an, lors de mon voyage en thailande, j’ ai decidé de changer de vie, et de me lançer dans cette aventure, qu’ est la plongée pro. Après avoir passé mes premiers niveaux, divemaster compris, sur l’île de Koh Tao, ma compagne et moi avons pris la décision de nous rendre aux Philippines pour faire notre IDC avec Camille. D’une part, le pays nous attiré , mais surtout nous étions decidé et convaincu que Camille serait le course director idéal, notamment de part la réputation qui le précède sur le web mais aussi à travers les discours de plusieurs personnes ayant travaillé avec lui et évolué à ses cotés lors de l’IDC.

Pour faire court, nous ne nous sommes pas trompé. D’une pédagogie hors norme, tout en gardant une grande part d’humanisme, il fut un “outil” et une aide précieuse en terme de compréhension, d’adaptation et d’evolution, pour nous permettre d’atteindre une certaine maturité et etre prêt pour l’ IE mais aussi pour bien débuter en tant qu’instructeur.
Pour ma part il fut aussi d’une grande aide au niveau personnel.

Je le remercie pour cela,

ainsi que Lucio, qui nous à accompagné, aidé et conseillé jusqu’à la fin de l’IE, qui s’est soldé par une réussite pour l’ensemble du groupe.

A noter que Lucio comme Camille reste disponible pour moi, quand je fais appel à eux pour des questions, conseils et même pour m’aiguiller dans mes recherches d’emploi. Un grand merci pour cette belle aventure.

Merci beaucoup Anthony. Much appreciated, as always, that you take the time out to write this testimonial.

Now, if this motivates you to change your life and become a PADI Instructor, we can accommodate that. Right here on Malapascau, at Thresher Cove Resort. Check out our PADI IDC schedule here.

First of all, we kick off the new year on 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by a PADI IDC program that starts 23rd March.

Most certainly I’m looking forward seeing you there. In conclusion, contact me for me detailed information. See you soon!

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

PADI IDC Instructor Development Course dates

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

Today we have the PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful! All the five candidates from the 2019 November PADI IDC passed with flying colors! The PADI IDC I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’ right here on Malapascua.

Certainly two nerve wrecking days for the candidates. Due to Typhoon Kammuri the examiners arrived just an hour before the start of the PADI IE. However, once the IE got under way, it was all good from there on. Firstly they passed the exams with high scores. Secondly, on the same day, they all passed their classroom presentation.

Most importantly, they passed both wet parts of this PADI IE. Fist of all confined water in the morning. Secondly the open water dive in the afternoon.

The relief and joy of the moment were great! Most certainly all stress and anxiety disappeared as snow for the sun. It’s early evening now on Malapascua and they are celebrating! Not too much though, tomorrow we still have deep dives to conduct at Monad shoal. After that, the real party will start tomorrow evening.

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

PADI IE December 2019 on Malapascua very successful

From left to right; Vito, Ruben, Balt, Camille (PADI Course Director), Lucinda, Jackie and Sophia (PADI Examiner). Ann who staffed and Justin who did his staff course are not in the picture.

Now it’s time to relax. However, there’s no time for the wicked. As the old saying goes. If you want to change your life, just like our five current candidates, you can! We have six PADI IDC programs scheduled in 2020.

Firstly, the first IDC for us in 2020 starts 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by an IDC program starting 23rd March. Check our PADI IDC schedule here.

See you there!

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

That’s it, the PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua are completed. Both courses in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. Furthermore, Justin also completed his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. Ann staffed this PADI IDC.

First of all we had lots of fun along the way. Secondly, the five candidates went through a steep learning curve. On the other hand, besides the fun there were also some ups and downs. It’s all part of the package though. Most importantly, they are all ready to tackle the PADI IE come 4th and 5th December.

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

From left to right; Vito, Camille (PADI Course Director), Ann, Lucinda, Jackie, Balt and Ruben. Justin is not this picture.

Above all, time flew by. That happens when you have fun.  Certainly we had action packed days. However, there was plenty of time to prepare each evening for the next day. The staff presentations. The candidate classroom-, confined water- and open water presentations. The workshops. The exams. The lunches. The jokes. The smiles.  We all shared it together. Learned from it and are now ready to spill these beans to the PADI examiner.

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI course on Malapascua

PADI IDC November 2019 and EFRI courses on Malapascua

The EFR Instructor course. From left to right; Balt, Jackie, Ruben, Lucinda, Camille and Vito

Today we finished the EFR Instructor course as well. Most certainly, more fun was had. These five candidates are very creative when it comes down to finding poses for the mannequins.

Do you ever think of leaving your office behind? Are you ready to change your life? Come and join our PADI IDC programs/ Firstly our first PADI IDC of 2020 starts 6th February. Secondly, how about 23rd March? Check our 2020 PADI IDC schedule here.

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

The November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started. This is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. We’re on day two today. Certainly we have a good group. First impressions promise good times and  a dedicated group. Most certainly we have a nicely sized group. Five IDC candidates and one, Justin,  IDC Staff candidate. In addition, we have one more PADI Course Director staffing! Ann just become a PADI Course Director and joined to keep her skills fresh.

First of all, the IDC prep course is completed. Secondly, lots more is to come! The fun now is really about to start. Further, a steep learning curve for all candidates is about to happen as well.

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

November 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua started

At the side of the pool. From left to right; Lucinda, Justin, Jackie, Vito, Ann, Camille, Ruben and Balt

As always it’s an international affair. First of all, Jackie, Lucinda and Ann are from the UK. Secondly, Vito is from Spain, Thirdly, Ruben is half Swiss and half Spanish. Balt is a local from Malapascua. Justin is from Canada. Last but not least, yours truly is still Dutch!

Everybody seem to get along just well. It’s still early days and there’s a lot to come still. Tomorrow their first confined water presentation is due. In the same vein, their classroom and open water presentations are in the waiting room. On the other hand, plenty of workshops have already been conducted. For example control and CESA in confined water. In addition, lots more will follow.

If you’re interested in changing your life. This is your opportunity. Our first PADI IDC for 2020 start 6th February. After that we have a program starting 23rd March. Check our full 2020 schedule here.

Don’t be shy. Contact us and ask for more detailed information.